Hesham Qandil

Egyptian politician; prime minister (2012-2013)

Hesham Mohamed Kandil or Kandeel (also spelled: Hisham Qandil or Qandeel ; Arabic: هشام محمد قنديل  pronounced [heˈʃæːm mæˈħæmmæd ʔænˈdiːl]) (born 17 September 1962) is an Egyptian engineer and civil servant. He was Prime Minister of Egypt from 2012 to 2013.[1]

Hesham Qandil
هشام قنديل
Hesham Mohamed Qandil World Economic Forum 2013 crop.jpg
Qandil during the World Economic Forum 2013
Prime Minister of Egypt
In office
2 August 2012 – 3 July 2013
PresidentMohamed Morsi
DeputyMohamed Kamel Amr
Preceded byKamal Ganzouri
Succeeded byHazem El Beblawi (Acting)
Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation
In office
21 July 2011 – 23 July 2012
Prime MinisterEssam Sharaf
Kamal Ganzouri
Preceded byHussien Ehsan Al-Atfy
Succeeded byMohamed Bahaa Eldin
Personal details
Hesham Mohamed Kandil/Kandeel/Qandil

(1962-09-17) 17 September 1962 (age 60)
Beni Suef, Egypt
Political partyIndependent
Alma materCairo University
Utah State University
North Carolina State University

Qandil was appointed as Prime Minister by President Mohamed Morsi on 24 July 2012. Qandil was Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation from 2011 to 2012.[2]


  1. "Qandil steps down". Daily News Egypt. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  2. Perry, Tom (24 July 2012). "Egypt's Mursi names little-known water minister as PM". Reuters. Archived from the original on 26 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.